Published: 10 June 2013, 09:49
On 3 June 2013, the official opening of the InfectoGnostics research campus at the Center for Applied Research (ZAF) was celebrated. The Jena-based research campus is a public-private partnership for the development of point-of-care solutions and infectious agents' diagnostics in the fields of human medicine, food production and related areas. More than 20 companies including Alere and Analytik Jena as well as leading academic institutions including the Jena University Hospital will closely cooperate in research and product development under the leadership of ACP scientist and vice director Prof. Jürgen Popp. After a start-up phase of one year, the program will run for 15 years. InfectoGnostics is supported by the research campus initiative of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) with additional support by the federal state of Thuringia.
The main goal is to develop commercial methods of performing quick analyses on site, point of care solutions for fast and specific diagnostics using robust and easy-to-use and precise analytical instruments including the benefits and opportunities offered by photonic technologies.